Business and Legal Updates

Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn regularly updates clients with business and legal news from around the country. No matter their headquarters, clients are informed of the latest legal developments that could affect their businesses. From Western Mass. to New England, across New York, and beyond, the employment attorneys at Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn constantly seek the most current information about employment and labor laws.

2019-01-25 Human Resource and Workplace Law Developments
In this Issue: 1. 2018 Inflation Less than 2% 2. Union Membership Drops in 2018 3. Individual Griping Not NLRB Protected Concerted Activity 4. U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Arbitration Agreement 5. NLRB: A Party Has No Say Over Other Side's Bargaining Committee 6. ADA - Hearing Impairments and the EEOC 7. NLRB: Collective Bargaining Duty 8. EEOC and Department of Justice Agree on Workplace Harassment Action Against Public Employers 9. Ten Paid Days Off in New York City

2019-01-04 Human Resource and Workplace Law Developments
In this Issue: 1. 750% Increase in Workplace Investigations by Immigration Officials 2. 2019 Reminder 3. EEOC Prosecutions Up in 2018 4. Absenteeism and Leave Policies Result in EEOC Lawsuit 5. $3.2 Million for Attorneys' Fees Awarded to Whistleblower 6. Connecticut Medical Marijuana User Can Sue for Job Discrimination 7. Vermont and Marijuana 8. Reminder - Minimum Wage Increase in Massachusetts 9. Reminder - Minimum Wage Increase in New York 10. Reminder - Minimum Wage Increase in Vermont 11. Reminder - Federal Contractors - Minimum Wage Increase

2018-12-13 Human Resource and Workplace Law Developments
In this Issue: 1. No Increase in Inflation 2. What is a Sufficient Religious Belief? 3. The EEOC Argues Having a Service Dog is a Reasonable Accommodation 4. The NLRB to Speed Up Case Handling 5. Wishing All the Best to You!

2018-11-20 To Our New York Clients - NY Paid Family Leave - A Reminder!
In this Issue: In 2019, workers in New York become eligible for 10 weeks of paid leave within a consecutive 52-week period ...

2018-11-15 Human Resource and Workplace Law Developments
In this Issue: 1. Sex Harassment Cases Are Increasing - Focus on Non-Profits 2. Employer Can Challenge Union Majority Before a Contract Takes Effect 3. Cost-of-Living Increase 4. Joint Employer NLRB Ruling to Change 5. Enrolling in E-Verify Without Bargaining - An Unfair Labor Practice 6. Massachusetts Enacts Limits on Non-Competition Agreements 7. Health Insurance Coverage as a Benefit Increases 8. Hearing-Impaired Cases Pursued by EEOC

2018-11-13 To Our New York Clients - NY Overtime Salary Exemption and Minimum Wage Rate Soon to Change
In this Issue: As of December 31, 2018, minimum wage rates and minimum salaries qualifying for overtime exemption will increase in New York State. Prepare now! ...